Leo is a London-based freelance journalist who specialises in travel and wellness. She's sailed across Malawi in a catamaran, ridden horseback across Iceland and been spun like a salad leaf at Spaceport America in New Mexico. She's interviewed an array of characters from Hollywood Oscar-winners to rock 'n' roll fashion designers, and spends a significant portion of her time face down in a spa.


Publications she contributes to include Tatler, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, House & Garden, Quintessentially and Sunseeker.

In an online capacity, Leo writes for Telegraph Ultratravel, PorterThe Arbuturian, The Luxury Spa Edit and Little London. She is also a UK correspondent for the online travel & tech publication Click.


Leo is a regular face at Vogue House for her sub-editing and writing services, and has a broad copywriting client base including Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Condé Nast Digital and One Luxury Marketing.​

Leo has a post-graduate diploma in periodical journalism from City University and is a member of the NUJ. She started her career at The Fulham Chronicle and went on to work as an entertainment editor at BBC Worldwide. In 2004 she went freelance and moved to Los Angeles, filing copy to Grazia, Marie Claire, Total Film and The Sunday Times, and sharing her misadventures in a column for TV Hits entitled 'I Love LA'. Leo returned to London in 2006 to graze new pastures in wellness and travel, working part-time at Quintessentially magazine and spearheading a dedicated spa section in Aspire magazine. Today, when she's not working to a deadline, she can be found lunching with fellow freelancers on the Kings Road.





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